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Rhode Island Politics

Former Providence Mayor Considers Post-Prison Comeback

AP | By MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Buddy Cianci has served two stints as mayor of Rhode Island's capital city, and both ended in felony convictions. Now he may...

State Lawmakers Jockey To Replace House Speaker Following Raids

AP | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace Gordon Fox in arguably the most powerful position in Rhode Island gove...

These States May Be The Next To Require Labels On Genetically Modified Food

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In the absence of federal regulation, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food item...

State's Revenge Porn Bill Gets New Push

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State lawmakers are looking to make it a crime to post explicit photos of ex-spouses or romantic partners as a way of humili...

Gun Permit Flap Puts Officials' Jobs In Jeopardy

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

EXETER, R.I. (AP) — This sleepy town of 6,000 doesn't have a police department, and the only firearm violence tends to be directed at deer. Its bigg...

John Celock

Republican: Voter ID Hysteria Same As Salem Witch Trials | John Celock | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- A Republican election attorney who accused the Department of Justice of being biased against whites, on Tuesday compared "myths" surroundin...

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Arrest

East Greenwich Patch | Elizabeth McNamara | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

When police arrived, they found a white Volvo with the license plate RW 23 and the driver's side front tire missing from its rim. The driver was id...

John Celock

RI Pension Bill Passes Key Hurdle | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

The bill to reform Rhode Island's public employee pension system passed two legislative committees Thursday night, setting the scene for the full legi...

Gay Marriage: A Question of Fairness

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

As a proud Rhode Islander, it troubles me to think we've fallen behind in granting our gay and lesbian family members and friends something as fundamentally important as the right to have their relationships fully recognized.